Chapter 2. Get started

This chapter helps you get started quickly with Neo4j and the Cypher query language.

2.1. Install Neo4j

Get started installing Neo4j.

The easiest way to set up an environment for developing an application with Neo4j and Cypher is to use Neo4j Desktop. Download Neo4j Desktop from and follow the installation instructions for your operating system. Neo4j Desktop manages installation of the Neo4j database and provides access to many useful development tools.

Read more about deploying Neo4j for development or production in the Neo4j Operations Manual → Installation. To get started with Cypher, continue reading the Get started with Cypher guide. The full reference for Neo4j Cypher is found in the Cypher query language chapter.